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Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW

Double Thumbs Up Book Review: Fix-It Friends

    I just finished reading The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear, which is the first in a series of children’s books by Nicole Kear. These beginner chapter books tell the story of a group of four friends (a brother-sister duo and two of their buddies) who help...

Book Promotion #1

Almost three years ago I had an idea for a book. I’d been thinking about writing a book for many years but no idea seemed like the right one. Then I realized there were two words I said over and over again when working with families. Parents would ask: What should I...

A Crowded Space

The ballroom was packed. Extra chairs were nudged in at each table. I sat in the way back of the room listening to Juliana Margulies talk about motherhood and acting. Scanning the crowd I saw hundreds of women who, more or less, do a similar version of what I do....

Unsupervised Play and Losing Friends for 09/02/2017

Unsupervised Play and Losing Friends for 09/02/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My children are grown now, but I feel deeply concerned by the hypervigilance that I see in today's parenting style. Playing unsupervised and out of sight of...

Obnoxious Teen Revolts and a Reasonable Curfew for 09/01/2017

Obnoxious Teen Revolts and a Reasonable Curfew for 09/01/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My wife and I have four kids ranging in age from 10 to 16 years old. Everyone is so busy. I wanted to have one night of the week when we are all...

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